Saturday, December 3, 2022

PAWR launches second ‘Under One Roof’ fundraising campaign

As we all prepare for the colder months, Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAW Rescue) wants to ensure that all surrendered and abandoned animals in Chatham-Kent are safe, warm, healthy and cared for this winter.

From Oct. 1 until Nov. 16, PAW Rescue is running its second annual “Under One Roof” campaign, designed to raise funds for its daily operations, replenish its emergency medical fund and raise awareness about how we can all help reduce the number of animals that come into the shelter each year.

“Our mission is to provide compassionate care for abandoned and surrendered animals in Chatham-Kent while also ensuring pet and public safety through education and by-law enforcement,” stated Myriam Armstrong, Operations Manager, PAW Rescue, in a media release.

“The many services we provide, including medical care, is costly and every penny counts when providing extraordinary care to our most vulnerable animals.”

On average, PAW Rescue takes in approximately 3,000 animals a year.

With an average operational monthly cost of $90,000, one of its biggest expenses is veterinary care at approximately $15,000 a month.

Although PAW Rescue has the contract with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to provide animal control services and by-law enforcement, those funds don’t cover the shelter’s overall monthly costs.

“Unfortunately, not every animal we take in is of optimal health. Many animals in our care require expensive medical or surgical care,” Armstrong added.

“This campaign will help us replenish the emergency medical fund started last year, as well as help towards the continued care and services we provide for the pets and wildlife that come under our roof.”

If you would like to support the “Under One Roof” campaign, please visit:

If you would like to provide a loving home to an abandoned or surrendered pet, visit PAW Rescue’s website or follow Pet and Wildlife Rescue on Facebook.

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